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    Weʼve raised £1,745 to buy urgently needed supplies to take to refugees in Calais. We will be volunteering with Help Refugees.

    London, UK
    Funded on Saturday, 28th July 2018

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    Help Anna and Helen buy donations to take to refugees in Calais with Help Refugees!

    In May, I had the great privilege of helping out backstage at the Help Refugees fundraiser #ComicsForCalais, organised by the Guilty Feminist podcast. I knew of Help Refugees but very honestly had no idea of the scale of the work they did. I also naively didn't realise that refugees continue to live in terrible conditions in Calais and across the world, often without any shelter at all. The stories I heard at the fundraiser and the people I talked to haven't left my mind since, and I've been talking about it to anyone who will listen.

    What has really stayed with me are the stories of the French CRS regularly taking away the refugees' tents - these tents are their only shelter and the only place they have to keep their belongings safe. Hundreds and hundreds of refugees (including children) need these tents to protect them from the elements.

    Please watch this video: https://www.facebook.com/HelpRefugeesUK/videos/590827634611247/

    My friend Helen and I are going to Calais for 5 days in July to volunteer with Help Refugees. We will be paying for our travel, accommodation and food ourselves. 100% of funds raised from this Just Giving page will be used to pay for urgently needed items for the refugees and take them with us to Calais. Help Refugees releases a monthly list of most needed items, so we will refer to July’s list and buy whatever is most needed for that month. Anything we can’t carry with us, we will order online and get delivered to Calais. But the goal is to take as much possible with us!

    We would be so grateful for anything you can donate - even a small donation will truly make a difference. If you can't donate, you can still help us by sharing this page with as many people as possible.

    Thanks so much everyone xx

    Most-needed items list: https://helprefugees.org/calais/needs-list/

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    • Anna Christian1 year ago
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      Anna Christian

      1 year ago

      Hi, you wonderful lot! Just a quick update on where your money is being spent so far: £800 has gone towards purchasing approx 100 tents £300 has been spent on sleeping bags £200 has been spent on men’s and women’s socks and underwear - see below! And we’re still deciding how best to spend the rest! Our total keeps slowly growing - thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us!! Xx

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    77

    • Kate Tulloch

      Kate Tulloch

      Jul 15, 2018

      Well done my incredible friends! May we always take action with compassionate and Courageous ❤️❤️❤️

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 13, 2018

      une mini contribution pour vous aider dans votre belle entreprise les filles ! Un grand bravo !

    • Isaac

      Isaac

      Jul 7, 2018

      ♥️♥️♥️

      £20.00

    • Mike (spiderman)

      Mike (spiderman)

      Jul 7, 2018

      Good luck, be safe.

      £20.00

    • helen

      helen

      Jul 5, 2018

      all the very best anna

      £30.00

    • Kitt Proudfoot

      Kitt Proudfoot

      Jul 5, 2018

      £10.00

    • Jo Smitheman

      Jo Smitheman

      Jul 5, 2018

      Good luck, you have all my support.Jo (your mum's piano teacher)

      £20.00

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